In honor of IDAHO, we have some more international news. ILGA Europe launched it’s Rainbow Europe package, assessing how well our Queer brothers and sisters are treated. In America, we typically view Europe as very progressive, free-loving people. Well if you’d seen the news recently you’d know that’s not really the case. From death threats, to riots, to vicious beatings, Europe isn’t as safe as what many of us think it is.
The map ILGA Europe released goes from dark green, representing full equality and respect, to dark red, gross violations of human rights, discrimination.
We have a new video from Matt Baume of Americans For Equal Rights talking about increased support for marriage equality in the UK and France, polling in Pennsylvania and anti-gay amendment in Indiana pushes the vote back to 2014.
Today is a momentous day, after a gruelling 7 hour debate in the house of commons today, UK MPs voted on whether or not to legislate and legalise same sex marriage.
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After the same sex marriage consultation a few months ago, the UK government has FINALLY published the same sex marriage bill. Which, for interest you can find here, and a BBC article about it here.
Alas, I personally find it woefully inadequate, and a fairly conservative attempt at enforcing LGBT equality in the UK, but… at least we have progress.
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lA comparison poll by ICM shows that support for same-sex marriage is quickly gaining ground in Britain, with support shooting up 17% within a year.
As we have said before, history is on our side. Those who oppose equality will further isolate themselves from the public, and rightly so. Love is love and separate is not equal.
Straight allies in sports are a much needed, wonderful thing. Manchester United goalie Anders Lingeaard joined the ranks of straight ally in sports with a statement he made calling for gay football players to come out of the closet.
“Gay people need a hero. They need someone who dares to step forward and stand for their sexuality.
Homosexuality in football is a taboo subject. The atmosphere on the pitch and in the stands is tough. The mechanisms are primitive, and it is often expressed through a classic stereotype notion that a real man should be brave, strong, aggressive and loyal. And it is not the image that a football supporter associates with a gay person.